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I am trying to decide between these two MB seems they are around the same price atm. I don't know how correct the one from china's price will be though once an us re-seller lists them might be less. I am doing a green themed build so the blue I am not a fan of. Asrock has mainly black but still a little gold that I am also not a fan of. Only green one will be more than I want to spend. I think they both are 12 Phase so both should be good for over clocking. If anyone thinks ones better than the other I am open to peoples opinions.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-ASROCK-Z77-EXTREME6-INTEL-LGA1155-DDR3-PCI-E-GEN-3-USB-3-0-ATX-MOTHERBOARD-/251022665696?pt=Motherboards&hash=item3a721de7e0#ht_6138wt_913


http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2332779
post #2 of 16
Are these your only choices ? I am sure we could help you find something better for an IB build to find your requests.
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I used to purchase all gigabyte motherboards until my most recent build where I went with ASRock and have never looked back.

I <3 my asrock board, and if the z77 is anything like the quality of the x79 then you won't be disappointed.

Something to consider is your video card setup when you buy one of these boards, the Gigabyte board is set up to be able to run SLI with a 3 slot card in the top slot, where the asrock board is not.

What else are you planning on getting for your build? The more info the better opinions you will get from the OCN.
 
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post #4 of 16
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I am open to any z77 Board just 215 seems like a really good price for the gigabyte one. And also nice that I can get it now so I can have my water cooling set up finished before I get the processor. Its just the blue is killing me. And I like asus but there only one board that is not blue. That is the saber-tooth, but thats going to be 289 compared to 215.
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Already have 2 680s still sitting in the boxes.
post #6 of 16
gigabyte ..asrock support is crap..and gigabyte is slightly better quality
I still would get a used asus from geeks over either.
 
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I would wait a but until you have a few more boards out there that are for sale. I suggest against buying a mob on eBay if you can help it. Returns will be more of a pain if needed and runing into issues with new products can happen a lot.

Gigabyte turned a lot off after boot loop issues in some of their 1155 boards.
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post #8 of 16
i would recomend that you go a z77 gigabyte mobo
GA-Z77X-UD5H WiFi GSM would be lovely
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4167#ov

and range of GB z77s
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/list.aspx?s=42&jid=2&p=2&v=24 smile.gif
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post #9 of 16
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i would recomend that you go a z77 gigabyte mobo
GA-Z77X-UD5H WiFi GSM would be lovely
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4167#ov
and range of GB z77s
http://www.gigabyte.us/products/list.aspx?s=42&jid=2&p=2&v=24 smile.gif

Is the same one thats on tigerdirect with Bluetooth and wifi. It will never be connected to wifi, and Bluetooth. I don't care to much about. 215 and tigerdirect has it hopefully ready to ship is hard to pass up.
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Does anyone know the price of the Gigabyte Sniper 3 or the Asus Sabertooth. I like both those boards. Over any other I have found just worried about the prices of them.
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